Frank Press

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Data di nascita 4 dicembre 1924
Luogo New York, NY (USA)
Nomina 3 settembre 1999
Disciplina Geofisica
Titolo Professore

Principali premi, riconoscimenti e accademie
Premi: Légion d'honneur, Francia (1989); Premio Giappone (1993); US National Medal of Science (1994); Croce al Merito, Germania (1993); Medaglia d’Oro Lomonosov dell’Accademia delle Scienze russa (1998). Accademie: US National Academy of Sciences; Royal Society di Londra; Académie des sciences, Parigi; Accademia russa delle Scienze; American Philosophical Society; Accademia giapponese di Ingegneria; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lauree honoris causa: Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Sorbona, Notre Dame, etc.


Riassunto dell’attività scientifica
Ricerche e insegnamento nel campo delle scienze della terra e planetarie con specializzazione in geofisica e oceanografia.

Pubblicazioni principali
Press, F. and Ewing, M., Propagation on explosive sound in a liquid layer overlying a semi-infinite elastic solid, Geophysics, 15, pp. 426-46 (1950); Press, F. and Ewing, M., Crustal structure and surface wave dispersion, Part II: Solomon Island earthquake of 29 July 1950, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 42, pp. 315-25 (1952); Press, F. and Ewing, M., Mantle Rayleigh waves from the Kamchatka earthquake of 4 November, 1952, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 44, pp. 471-9 (1954); Press, F., Oliver, J.E., and Ewing, M., Crustal structure and surface wave dispersion, Part IV: Atlantic and Pacific Ocean Basins, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., 66, pp. 913-46 (1953); Press, F. and Ewing, M., Rayleigh wave dispersion in the period range 10-500 seconds, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 37, pp. 213-5 (1956); Press, F., Determination of crustal structure from phase velocity of Rayleigh waves, Part I: Southern California, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., 67, pp. 1647-58 (1956); Press, F., Ewing, M., and Jardetsky, W.S., Elastic Waves in Layered Media (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1957); Press, F. and Ewing, M., Determination of crustal structure from phase velocity of Rayleigh waves, Part III: The United States, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 70, pp. 229-44 (1959); Press, F., Benioff, H. and Smith, S., Excitation of the free oscillations of the earth by earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 66, pp. 605-19 (1961); Press, F., Ben Menahem, A. and Toksoz, M.N., Experimental determination of earthquake fault length and rupture velocity, J. Geophys. Res., 66, pp. 3471-85 (1961); Press, F. and Harkrinder, D., Propagation of acoustic-gravity waves in the atmosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 67, pp. 3889-3908 (1962); Press, F. and Biehler, S., Influences on crustal velocities and densities from P-wave delays and gravity anomalies, J. Geophys. Res., 69, pp. 2979-95 (1964); Press, F., Displacements, strains and tilts at teleseismic distances, J. Geophys. Res., 70, pp. 2395-2412 (1965); Press, F., Earth models obtained by Monte Carlo inversion, J. Geophys. Res., 73, p. 16 (1968); Press, F., Regionalized earth models, J. Geophys. Res., 75, pp. 6575-81 (1970); Press, F., The earth and the moon, Quarterly J. Roy. Astron. Soc., 12, pp. 232-43 (1971); Press, F., Science and Technology in the White House, 1977 to 1980: Parts 1 and 2, Science, 211, pp. 139-45, pp. 249-56 (1981); Press, F., Science: The best and the worst of times, Science, 231, pp. 1351-2 (1986); Press, F., Growing up in the golden age of science, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Science, 231, pp. 1351-2 (1986); Press, F., Patterns of seismic release in the Southern Californian region, J. of Geophys. Res., 100, n. B4, pp. 6421-30 (1995); Press, F., The dilemma of the golden age (address to the members of the National academy of Sciences at the 125th annual meeting), Science, Technology, and Human Values, 13, nos. 3 and 4 (summer and autumn, 1988); Press, F., Science and society in the years ahead, 1995 Sigma Xi Forum, Vannevar Bush II: Science for the 21st Century, March 2-3 (1995); Press, F. and Siever R., Understanding Earth, 4th edn. (W.H. Freeman and company, New York, 2003).

Indirizzo professionale

Huron Consulting Group
1001 G Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington DC 2001, USA

Relazioni

Earth Sciences: Remarkable Scientific Progress (PDF) 2000

Self-presentation (PDF) 1999